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Follower of One : Missions For The Rest Of Us

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Sep 30, 2021

Hey, it's Mike Henry with Follower of One, and for today's podcast, I want to talk about a little interruption of a story in Matthew chapter 17. When they came to Capernaum, those who collected the two drachma tax came to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the two drachma tax?” He said yes.

And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first saying, “What do you think Simon? From whom do the Kings of the earth collect customs or poll tax - from their sons or from strangers?” When Peter said from strangers, Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are exempt. However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook and take the first fish that comes up. And when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and me.”

This is Matthew 17:24 through 27 in the new American standard Bible. I am just blown away by this little story. I've been thinking today because I'm listening to audio books and I deal with people who are in the faith at work world and in faith at work ministries.

So many of us seem to aim our energy for the influential and the key people in the business world. We seem to think that the leaders and the people who have discretionary time and the people who have complete an illustration.

Whatever He does, it's for our joy. And I'm talking to me as much as I'm talking to you. So I want to challenge us all today. Let's trust Jesus and do what He says. He's the one who knows what's going on, He's doing his thing and He doesn't need us as much as we need to take part in what He's doing. Thank you for being a marketplace minister.

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